Over the weekend Eric and I took ourselves on a little adventure down to Coral Gables to see the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. In all honesty, I never thought to live in Florida, but after visiting Coral Gables I might just have to change my mind. So many beautiful homes, back roads, beautiful arched trees over the streets, the architecture. I can't wait to go back next weekend and explore some more (specifically the Venetian Pool)!
^^ They have an area in the gardens designated to where people can come and write down their wishes. There were hundreds of them from all over the world, and being able to read some of the beautiful wishes that people left behind was just magical. For health, for families to be reunited, to find love. ^^
^^ I mainly dragged Eric here so we could check out the exotic Butterfly exhibit. Unfortunately, I never realized that I apparently have some sort of fear against them until once we got there. I mean, those things are fast! One particularly beautiful butterfly landed right on my stomach. I was excited at first because I always heard a butterfly resting on you was good luck, but that poor thing had no idea what was coming. I jumped and screamed while all the people around me looked at me like I was some sort of weirdo afraid of a butterfly. Oh well, it was cool while it lasted. ^^
^^ While walking along the grounds we stumbled across this (hideous) little guy. Apparently they are called Florida Softshell Turtles. And this one looked like it wanted to eat me alive! ^^
^^ Eric was really excited to be here... Oh well, I had fun! Until next time, Coral Gables! ^^